The Chicago mayoral race is still over a year away, but momentum keeps building for a potential run by the city’s former police superintendent.
An exploratory committee for former Superintendent Garry McCarthy was formed by a supporter earlier this year, and now there are yard signs popping up on the city’s South Side.
West Beverly homeowner Jerome Hope created the signs, and posted three of them in his front yard.
“(McCarthy) is a straight talker, law and order type and I was just impressed with him as superintendent,” Hope said. “He’d do a good job as mayor.”
Hope cited recent tax increases and an increase in violence as reasons that he would support a McCarthy mayoral run.
McCarthy has yet to determine whether he’s serious about a run, but he has told NBC 5 that he is “warming up to the idea” of potentially trying to unseat two-term Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2019 election.